The Fast and the Furious
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  • not happy
    it's a good movie seen it before but there is a white box in the lower right hand corner thru the entire movie and it is really annoying!...more info
  • WHAT A JOKE!!!!
    THIS HAS TO BE THE WORST RACING MOVIE EVER MADE!!!! WHO EVER WROTE THIS MOVIE HAS NO CLUE ABOUT CARS OR ENGINES!!! FOR EXAMPLE.....WHEN THE CAR IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP BECAUSE THE GANGSTERS SHOT IT,EVERYONE SCREAMS NOSSSSS(NITROUS OXIDE)AND THE CAR EXPLODES!!!! TOO BAD NITROUS ISNT FLAMMABLE,ITS AN OXIDIZER!!!STUPID!!!WHEN PAUL WALKER IS RACING IN THE FIRST RACE HE HITS THE NOS AND THE FLOOR BOARD FALLS OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE.....HOW WOULD THAT HAPPEN!!!!HE HAS LIKE A 5 STAGE NITROUS SET UP AND EVERYTIME HE HITS THE NOS THE CAR BURNS OUT AGAIN WHILE HES DOING OVER 100 MPH!!!! COME ON....AND NOW ME AND THE MAD SCIENTIST HAVE TO TEAR APART THE ENGINE CAUSE YOU FRIED THE PISTON RINGS....WHAT A JOKE!!!...more info
  • Great movie, but why is that no acting Paul in it.
    Paul you suck, what is wrong with people, am I the only one who see's it....more info
  • Misleading
    Gives a bad name and reputation to all real tuners and racers. So stupid it is comical....more info
  • A POPCORN FLICK BY DEFINITION.
    "The Fast And The Furious" is obviously a guilty pleasure. The movie has amazing cars, attractive women (Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster), corny dialogues, summer movie visual stunts, bad actors (Vin Diesel) and a MTV2 movie soundtrack. But the funny thing is that the movie works despite all that (or perhaps because all that).

    "The Fast And The Furious" is an amusing movie because the director and cast never pretended to be part of a groundbreaking film, they knew that they were filming a popcorn movie, so they enjoyed the whole process, and the result is evident, "The Fast And The Furious" is an entertaining movie.

    Of course, this kind of trick only works once, but Hollywood doesn't care, the studios love to repeat successful formulas, even if they know that they are going to release a bad movie, they know also that it's going to do well in the box office. So Hollywood made a sequel, "2 Fast 2 Furious", but obviously that movie is just average or below average. This kind of formulas (cars + visual effects + attractive women) only work once.

    Anyway, "The Fast And The Furious" is an amusing, entertaining film. Rent it first, and if you don't like it that much, at least you will have a good time for two hours....more info
  • The fast and the forgetable
    This is a movie I'm sure Vin Diesel does'nt really want to admit he did,but it was a shoe-in for Hollywood.The street race scenes were exciting but there were'nt many to speak of,nor did they last long.While this film is better than it very badly made sequel,this film still sucked.There was nothing memorible about it to speak of.I would not want to own this film,it would be a waste.Maybe it is exciting for teenages,but it lacks most everything that makes a movie memorible&watchable in the first place.Its not worth paying for,but you can figure that one out on your own...more info
  • O.K. But Nothing Special...
    This movie was good but not great. There was quite a bit of action but there just wasn't anything real special. The acting was pretty good but it's just not a movie that's going to stick with you. I guess I'm going to have to watch the sequel right away before I forget what the original was about. If you want to just sit back & watch some nice street racing then I recommend this movie but if you are looking to really get something out of a movie I'd say pass....more info
  • For anyone who likes a bit of unpretentious high speed fun.
    I remember watching the trailer of "The Fast and the Furious" in cinemas. After watching the trailer I decided it maybe a decent enough movie, with plenty of thrilling car chases through huge cities kind of like "The Italian Job" and "The Driver" style... but I was so mistaken. This movie is the bomb. I believe that the only reason that all these people are doggin it is because they are envious. There is no way in this world that any of them could have done what these actors and actresses have done to make this movie come to life,

    Paul Walker (The Skulls) plays a bland blond cop who infiltrates a seedy crew led by Vin Diesel (who has in fact, done much better work in films as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Boiler Room"). This group includes his sister (Jordana Brewster) and his tomboy girlfriend (Michelle Rodriguez). Their M.O. is knocking over semi's filled with electronic equipment.

    This movie really hits home with the casting and dialogue, the whole movie has a feel like they just set the camera down in the middle of the street racing scene and every line feels improvised. (Which I found out on the DVD that many of the lines were). it raises itself just above the typical "Teen" movie but still keeps true to that youthful genre. I hated cars before I saw this movie, I never thought anything about racing or about cars in general. If you're planning on buying a couple of movies any time soon then "The Fast and The Furious" should be one of them. Oh yeah, and it doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning IS winning.
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  • One of the best movies ever!!!
    The fast and the furious is one of the best movies ever made. Its action packed from start to finnish and has 100's of sick cars. The cast of the fast and the furious are very good and they go great together. Plus since you cant actually race legally you still get to see it which is the next best thing. Dont listen to the other revewers who gave this movie a low ranking...this movie is deffinantly worth the money and you can watch it over and over again without getting bored. ...more info
  • Mindless, but Very Enjoyable!
    I'm reading these reviews and I ask myself if these people were expecting a Casablanca, or a Gone with the Wind, or Saving Private Ryan, or Forrest Gump, or some other deep, Oscar-worthy masterpiece. ITS A RACING MOVIE WITH HOT GUYS AND GALS! Its a popcorn, summer flick, to watch lightheartdly and just enjoy the action. This is ALL its meant for!!!

    If you like the action, the intense racing scenes, then pick this one up. The HD presentation is simply beautiful and the sound is outrageously crsip. Pump this baby through a 7.1 and turn in up! Sit in the middle of throttle opening, gas blasting, nitrous spraying goodness! If you want a good action flick and you dig fast cars and fast women (there's content in there for the ladies too) then pick this one up. You won't regret it....more info
  • Great movie to check out
    This is a movie that I love watching every once in a while. What can I say, who doesn't like to speed and drag race (oops did I say that outloud?). Anyways this movie is about a cop who must infiltrate a illegal street racing circuit and find out who is fencing stolen goods. Not too hard of a task till he falls for the sister of his number one suspect. He becomes more involved with his new gang then his job asks for and pretty soon, he has to decide which is more priority. A definate must see movie. The only problem I had was the fact that you watch these guys street race and they show the speedometer and it shows them going from 45-60 MPH. In NY here we go from 65mph and up (when cops arn't around of course) and this is in anything from sports cars to rustbuckets. These guys are suppose to have high performance $100,000 engines and stuff, they should of showed them going a little faster than that. Anywyas check this movie out if you havn't already. ...more info
  • I found more than the cars to be exciting here
    Of course this movie was made with one thing in mind...bringing tricked out rides to the big screen and create illegal racing scenes for youth enjoyment. Fast and the Furious does this well, and for most people, that seems to be where the excitement ends. Seeing all three F&F films myself, the original is easily the strongest of the bunch - not so much for its cars and racing, but for overall production. Although it is over-the top fantasy, I enjoyed the story and characters much more than the two sequals.

    The story is about a young cop named Brian O Conner (Paul Walker) who goes undercover in the street racing world of L.A. to discover who has been stealing shipments of electronics from big rigs on the highway. All evidence leads to a group within the racing realm, whether it be the whites, asians, or hispanics. Brian eventually works himself in with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his group of race buddies. The situation becomes complicated for Brian, constantly fighting with one of the guys, caught in the middle of the race gang wars, dating Dom's sister, and being suspected as a cop by Dom himself. Eventually Brian is forced to choose to help his new race pals, or complete his mission by taking Dom in.

    The characters were actually pretty good for this type of film. Vin Diesel steals the show with his magnetism and screen presence. Though Brian was played out well by Paul Walker, there was never enough substance to make this main character shine. Dom's buddies, girlfriend and sister were like a family (though crazy at times), but nevertheless kept me entertained for the most part. The other gangs of racers, especially the rival asians, were fairly mencing and added quite a bit to the progression of the plot.

    The cars themselves were very nice. There aren't any exotic cars here, except one small scene with a black Ferrari. Most of what you see is typical tricked out rides, but the movie does do the job of letting us see inside the cars and under the hoods quite often at all the details. Dom races Brian in a quick street race at the end of the movie in his pure "Detroit Muscle".

    The races are like the title suggests. The movie wastes little time at getting the races going and showing off the rides. There actually wasn't as much street racing as I had hoped for, and the best car action was actually a scene where Dom and the gang are attempting to rob a big rig on the desert highway. The plan backfires, creating a decent climactic scene of suspense and action that keeps things intense and rolling till the movie's end.

    There is no doubt you will want The Fast and the Furious for car and race viewing pleasure. Though the story and characters make this feel like a B-movie, I felt it was a very good B-movie, which easily feels more mature and solid than its two sequals.

    This particular dvd version also includes a 6 minute short film, picking up with Brian after this movie and setting things up for the next film in Miami. There is no dialouge, just music to accompany the scenes. It is nothing special, but for a little short film, its nice to view at least once to make the connection between this film and 2 Fast 2 Furious.

    Acting - 3.5
    Action - 4
    Characters - 4
    Story - 4
    Overall - 4...more info
  • Best in the series
    As the title says this is the best one of the entire series 2fast2furious and Tokyo drift pale in comparison...more info
  • Perfect transaction
    Ordered this great movie and it arrived in a VERY timely manner and in perfect condition! Would order from this vendor again!...more info
  • Words fail me.
    As intricate and dense and complicated as the English language is, there are no truly appropriate words to describe how bad this film is.

    I could try abysmal, awful, horrendous, diabolical, pointless, irresponsible, heinous, wretched, terrible, dire, dreadful times infinity for infinity. But that still wouldn't be enough. Yes, I am being as subtle as a brick in the face. But compared to this movie I am being so low-key you'd never notice.

    Starring two of the WORST 'leading men' in history, this film is about just one thing; appealing to the masses. The masses have no taste. They will slovenly lap up anything as look as it looks good. The Fast and the Furious however, tastes BAD!

    The acting is horrible (including Michelle Rodriguez playing, YET AGAIN, a scowling Latino!-How about something different Miss Rodriguez?), the script is pure trash and the direction is junk. I guess you could say I liked TFATF when I first saw it...back in 1991 when it starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze and was called Point Break. See if you get me...

    An undercover cop infiltrates a group of adrenaline junkies to solve a string of robberies and ends up falling for the leader's sister. He forgets he is undercover, wrecks their final heist and lets the leader go in the end, throwing his job away. But Point Break has seriousness and depth to it. There was an effort into understanding the culture of risking life for thrills rather than merely exploiting it.

    TFATF was deliberately designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Every single element of this film has been reduced to bottom standard to reach the target demographic of braindead, but impressionable teenage wasteland. Don't be fooled. This film is la scum de la scum.

    The DVD is in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby 5.1 sound and loads of fluff extras....more info
  • The only chick-review
    From probably the only female reviewing this movie, and a female who can't stand action flicks... if Vin tickles your senses, you'll dig this movie. Sure the cars are fun, it's loaded with testosterone, and you are glad that justice is served against the 'bad guys' in the end, but most important: It serves up plenty of eye candy. There is one (too brief) scene between Vin and his gal that offers enough to keep your own imagination going for awhile. Plot? Is there EVER REALLY a GOOD plot in an action movie? Do we really care about the fact that we never get back to Road Wars or whether someone is racing with a laptop on the passenger seat? We're not looking for reality- and I think I speak for both the boys and girls on this one. Really now... please. (And girls, if you are looking for more Vin, check out XXX.)...more info
  • Agree with Amazon Review
    I agree with the Amazon reviews that said this was a guilty pleasure. While I wasn't interested in any way watching "hot women", the hot and fast action of high power muscle cars and street racing has some merit. Pure enjoyment and knowledge that this is a movie, not reality.

    Also... agreement with another reviewer - all my stars go to the racing sequences. They are heart pumping and great to watch. While not Oscar material and not a movie to develop solid positive role models, definitely good to see if you're in that kind of mood....more info
  • Technically and Ethically Flawed
    Rather than just bashing this film (albeit well deserved) let me start with the good points. 'The Fast and the Furious' has good production values, cinematography, and performances. The director does a decent job at maintaining pace and the story does offer some character development. Where this movie hurts itself is: 1) Apparent lack of a technical consultant. In the first race scene, Walker's car begins spewing nuts, bolts, and washers from the dashboard (?). Apparently he has plenty of spare parts in places they should not be. In the same race he burns out his cylinders and yet is still able to outrun the police. This movie is filled with such technical flaws (I won't even mention hitting a semi head on and walking away without a scratch); 2) The good guys are a crooked cop and a thief who hijacks trucks. The bad guys are truckers who defend themselves and Asians.; 3) The film-makers should have seriously set aside their own predjudice.-- Although the technical inaccuracies frankly will not bother many at all (hey, if it's entertaining, why not), it's basic assinine concept of protagonists and it's expressed predjudice make it something I cannot recommend. There are several stellar reviews for this movie on this page that rate this movie as good to great. Just take a look at the number of copies of this DVD which are available and the cheap asking price. This should give you an indication that this is a movie you will not want to see again and that at least a few of the stellar reviews are from people wanting to get rid of their copy.-Bob...more info
  • LOOKING GOOD
    Everything in this movie is looking good. The men and the cars. This action packed movie will keep you entertained. If you haven't seen this movie by now you don't know what you are missing.
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  • Awesome movie
    I really like this movie. I put it on when I don't feel like thinking and just want to be entertained. ...more info
  • Really entertaining despite being really bad!!
    This movie was so awesome! It was awesome because Vin kicked massive amounts of rocking!! Anyway, if you like car chase movies this is the best!!!!!...more info
  • Good fun
    Like all of the movies in this series, this is light on plot and heavy on driving. I liked it because the car scenes are not CGI. Relax and enjoy it....more info
  • HIT THE CURB
    THIS FILM MAKES ME SICK IT WAS DUMBER THAN A KID IN MY CLASS NAMED JADE AND HE EATS GLUE.
    THIS MOVIE WAS SUCH A JOKE IT MADE A 1910 MODEL T FORD LOOK LIKE A 1973 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS WITH A 454. i PERSONALY WANTED TO TAKE THE DVD AFTER I WAS DONE WATCHING IT AND DRIVE OVER IT A COUPLE THOUSANDS OF TIMES.
    SO PLEASE !!!!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS FILM...more info
  • THESE CARS BELONG IN THE JUNK YARD!
    I knew that a big horrible stench of a movie was coming along when I saw the trailors and heard all of the hype surrounding this movie's release and it was even worse than all of the things I anticipated on this pathetic excuse for a movie. All of the negative things that I use to describe bad movies have been used over a quadrillion times but each one of those quadrillion times perfectly sums up what this movie really is: Trash times a quadrillion.

    The acting is utterly horrific and it stars two actors from the bottom of the acting barrel. Vin Diesel (who at least was decent in "XXX"), and Paul Walker, one of the worst actors I've ever seen. The acting by both of them is like watching house paint dry in humid weather.

    The so-called plot which is relatively interesting at best centers around a Los Angeles drag racing gang where they steal special equipment meant to beef up the engines of the racing sports cars to make them go faster and a series of hijackings of semis by a gang of drag racers occurs, an undercover police officer is assigned to find out the culprit of the many hijackings that have been occurring.

    This movie is a complete farce in every way. The stunts in this movie are extremely unrealistic even without the thinking cap on. I might come off not being educated about cars on here but come on! Is it possible for any civilian vehicles to go that fast in real life? I mean based on the speed of the vehicles in this movie, even NASCAR vehicles go slower than the ones that are driven in this movie! It would be nearly impossible to have steady control on a car going at such speed on a city street due to the uneven surface (speed bumps, potholes, etc.) and also it would also risk a horrible crash because of the immense difficulty of maintaining control over the vehicle.

    One of the worst things about this movie that really ticked me off is how it passes women off as nothing more than sex objects for the masses. It really ticks me off that such utter trash like this that makes women into nothing more than objects for men is so popular these days. Is it just me or was this movie meant to be aimed at the bottom of the barrel of civilization. Unless one was totally brain-dead or as dumb as a dead dodo, this movie is insulting to ones intelligence.

    So if the truck-drivers are considered the antagonists in this movie, well all I can say is that I really was cheering for the truck driver who was trying to defend himself with a firearm after a failed heist and also how the movie makes cops into bad guys (and these are not corrupt cops either). Hell, why is it alright to make the `good guys' endanger innocent lives by hijacking semis, threatening bystanders, pedestrians, or treating women like objects or filth like this?

    To sum everything up on this review, this movie is everything that makes a movie so horrible to watch. It gives out the worst message that glorifies threatening innocent lives, reckless behavior, and forsaking education and intelligence just for the sake of a stupid sports car (in the movie by the way, they look hideous) or a lifetime of regret should a drag race go horribly wrong. This movie, including the "Widescreen Tricked Out Edition" belongs in the landfill. Avoid like the Ebola virus.
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  • point break with 4 wheels and a motor (spoilers)
    same basic story and both great movies. an undercover cop starts working on a case to bust a group of people who have been hijacking and robbing 18 wheelers. (in point break it was bank robbers) the crime leads to suspect that the perpetrators are linked to street racing (in point break they were lead to surfers) so he goes in and starts trying to form contacts and meets mia (in point break it was tyler-both who worked at diners oddly enough) and he forms close bonds with a group of them and finds troubles with a rival street racer (in point break it was surf nazis) and starts to point the truck robberies at him because of his own personal vendetta (same in point break) dismissing the fact that his friends are the ones pulling off the robberies to support their adreneline rush habits(in point break it was to financially support their endless summer and in fast and the furious it was to keep them up on cars and equiptment) . same basic story. both great movies....more info